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    PACT presents: The Changelings

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    The Changelings is an existential coming-of-age quest about Christianity, bisexuality and becoming your mother – three issues that monologuing frontwoman, Charlotte Salusinszky, tried to keep separate. That is, until one fateful viewing of the film, ‘Freaky Friday’.

    Part-concert, part-sermon, with a live score by Bonnie Stewart and Micaela Ellis, The Changelings is a genre-bending performance about a longing for the fairy realm that never went away.

    Premiering and commissioned as part of PACT's mainstage program, The Changelings follows on from Saluszinky's "rigorous and fearless" (Kevin Jackson) debut at KXT in 2022 and will speak to anyone who has had to leave people or communities to redefine themselves anew.

    Wednesday 19 June, 7.30pm - PREVIEW
    Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm
    Friday 21 June, 7.30pm - Auslan Interpretation + Post-show artist talk
    Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm.

    The Changelings is presented by PACT.

    The Changelings
    is supported by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, and Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts & Media, UNSW Sydney. This project was previously supported through a residency at Griffin Theatre as a shortlisted project for the Create NSW Incubator Fellowship (Theatre), and a residency at QTheatre.

    Written and performed by: Charlotte Salusinszky 

    Musicians and Co-Composers: Micaela Ellis & Bonnie Stewart 

    Director: Zoë Hollyoak

    Sound Director: Rowan Yeomans

    Production Design: Hailley Hunt

    Lighting Design: Frankie Clarke

    With special thanks to Liliana Occhiuto, Liana Molina and Ailsa Liu and The New Age Noise Collective.


    Strobing Lights.
    Use of haze, smoke and fog.
    Religious and Queer trauma.

    About PACT

    PACT’s vision is driven by the belief that emerging artists are the engines that power the arts sector, producing the most ground-breaking works of today and tomorrow. For almost 60 years PACT has provided performance makers with the time, space, and professional development needed to advance their artistic careers and drive forward the performance culture of Australia. Since 1964, PACT has been situated on the unceded land of the Gadigal people. We are privileged to gather and create art on their land and would like to pay our respect to elders past and present. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

    Access Information

    PACT is committed to the health and well-being of our employees, artists, and visitors.
    Unfortunately due to landlord restrictions, we are unable to allow dogs into our venue (including the courtyard space) with the exception of guide dogs and therapy dogs. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If you have any access requirements you would like to discuss prior to purchasing a ticket, such as Audio Description, please contact

    PACT is a fully accessible space with a small ramp at the entrance, flat floors throughout and dedicated wheelchair-accessible toilet and accessible street parking (non-dedicated). The closest accessible train station is Erskineville Train Station (5 mins). PACT is committed to making our projects and performances as inclusive as possible for everyone to enjoy. If you have any suggestions or would like any information in another format, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

    Phone 02 9550 2744 or email 
    National Relay Service ask for PACT on 02 9550 2744

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